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Dec 7, 2018, 07:02 AM
 
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I don't have time machine turned on. When I info the system folder itself, The pop up window shows 10.42GB, and below that it shows 7.16GB. Is that why I'm get tinting the spinning beach ball of death?
Could be. Have you run Disk Utility recently? If you have directory corruption (or more correctly, corruption in the free space bitmap) it would look like that.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Dec 7, 2018, 01:39 PM
 
P, he's talking about: Apple menu -> About This Mac -> Storage (tab) -> usage bar for boot drive.

Mouse over the usage bar. Color bands show documents, apps, media. For the grey part, the tooltip shows "System". And it's far larger than the actual /System and /Library combined. It appears to me to be what's left over after: Drive Used Space (minus) /Applications (minus) /Users/*/(predefined doc & media folders).
     
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Dec 7, 2018, 03:16 PM
 
iPhone backups...?

Check ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync
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Dec 7, 2018, 04:22 PM
 
I'm picking up an 8TB external drive this weekend. I plan on doing a backup and an erase and clean install. Is time Machine still having issues. Is there an alternate backup method?

I have a theory about the SBBOD It's been running slow since I started using iCloud. I ponied up for the 2TB because I have several gigs of photos. (I have keep originals on the iMac selected) I tried sharing some photos on FB from Christmas 2003. Several of the photos gave an error. I noticed there was an "unable to upload to the cloud" folder. I tried some of the steps posted on the Apple forums and recovered only a few of them. It turns out they were thumbnails of photos that were no longer on my iMac. I do not know what happened to them , but I do not recall deleting any of them. Is was after I deleted the unable to upload album what I started getting the SBBOD.
     
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Dec 7, 2018, 06:32 PM
 
Chongo, you may not have anything big unaccounted for. More that Apple is counting things in the "System" category that they shouldn't. Namely User folder contents not in the predefined media folders. This doesn't answer the SBBOD question of course.

To rule out big mystery files, you can use OmniDiskSweeper for a size-sorted list of everything on your drive.

Note that due to permissions issues, you'll have to either run it from the root account, or while booted from another drive. Otherwise it will not be able to see into some restricted folders. Which are worth seeing into - lost temp & cache files can hide in the restricted folders. Other members have sometimes found gigs of abandoned temp files.
     
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I did some searching and discovered it's iCloud related. As I mentioned i recently ponied up for the 2TB package. As soon as i logged out of iCloud I stopped getting the spinning beach all of death. it was using all it's muscle to upload to the cloud, even with my 1GB connection. As soon as the TM back up is completed I will log back into iCloud and see if it returns.
     
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Just looked at the TM ETA:17 hours. I have 1.67TB of stuff, mostly video. I will need to go through and evaluate what ai need to keep, or burn to DVD's. I best use iDVD while I can. How is FCX for DVD's? I have burned a few BluRays, but did not get a chance to use it for DVD's before High Sierra disabled it.
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Now at 4 hours remaining and 404GB of 1.67TB
     
 
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